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45.011 ~ 1498 ~ Amblyptilia punctidactyla
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed over much of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at several sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-23mm.

Confusion species

A. acanthadactyla.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feed on flowers and unripe seeds. Pupates on the host plant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech Rocks